Removing unwanted comma's

David Coker davidocoker at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 17:42:47 CDT 2008


Hello Wayne,
Yup, I've gone through pretty much the same routine using Excel or
OpenOffice Calc for years now... which is the reason I'm looking for a
Rev based solution. I hope to add the functionality to my application,
giving the end user a way off that treadmill. :)

Thanks for your reply just the same!
David

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 5:33 PM, wayne durden <wdurden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi David:
>
>  I have to do this all the time for datasets I process.  If you need to do it
>  quick and dirty one off, rather than code up a routine in rev, you can open
>  the dataset in excel.  If the field three data is numerical you can get rid
>  of the comma by selecting the column then using format cells and choose the
>  numeric type without the comma.  If it is text stuff then you select the
>  column and use replace to replace the commas with some other item or nothing
>  at all.
>
>  Once I have done this and saved out the file, I would still open in in a
>  text editor and zap any quotes with a replace there....
>
>  I know this isn't the rev function answer, but it is quick and easy if the
>  problem isn't recurring....
>
>  wayne



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